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HINDU AND A
RIVAL ARE
ACCUSED
Police Think Riley and Musa
Khan Helped Kill Rosa Do
mingo: Said Ali Confesses
Since receipt of wire from Ser
geant of Police R. X. Ruiz, who has
Said Ali Khan, the Hindu murderer
of Rosa Domingo, under arrest at El
Centro, Cal., the Richmond police are
making every effort to arrest Charles
Riley, a teamster and former sweet
heart of the slain girl. Riley Is sus
pected of being an accessory to the
murder.
Musa Khan, now held in close con
finement In the Martinez jail, also Is
suspected of having had a hand in the
murder.
•Said AH Khan was .captured at
Calexico by Sergeant Ruiz after a man
hunt throughout the southern part of
the state. When taken into custody,
he confessed to having committed the
crime. He is expected to arrive at 9
o'clock tonight.
MIS A KHAX ALSO SUSPECTED
The suspicion against Musa Khan Is
based on the fact that the authorities
believe it impossible for one man to
have dragged the body of the girl 800
feet to the bay. Rosa Domingo
weighed 140 pounds, and in submerg
ing the body In the bay about 125
pounds of scrap iron vias used. It is
thought that several members of the
Hindu colony, many of whom are em
ployed at the Metropolitan match fac
tory In Stege. may also have had a
hand in disposing of the girl's body.
Particular suspicion is directed to
ward Ar Sun Khan, a Hindu priest,
now in custody at Martinez. Ar Sun,
the police assert, assisted Musa Khan
in removing tell tale blood spots on
the floor.
Said Ali Khan told the authorities
that the girl visited him on the night
of October 2 and that he murdered
her when she refused to live with
him.
The police claim to have evidence
that Musa Khan helped the mur
derer wash the floor of the cottage.
When the police lsnpected the cot
tage occupied lt was found to have
been freshly cleaned, despite the fact
that Said Ali Khan already had fled
from Stege. The clothing of the
slain woman had been burned in the
cottage stove.
Musa Khan has steadfastly re
fused to make any statement to the
police.
When Sergeant Ruiz arrives to
night with his prisoner. Said All
Khan, it is planned to give Musa
Khan the third degree In a last effort
to wring a confession from his un
willing lips.
Sealer of Weights
And Measures Chosen
Lawrence J. Dolan. former sheriff,
has been chosen sealer of weights
and measures by the supervisors, the
salary being $200 a month. The bal
loting took place at the session of
the supervisors' judiciary committee,
16 members of the board being pres
ent. Other candidates who figured In
the voting were Sylvester Shaben,
Moses Stern and A. P. Rhodes. Sev
eral ballots were taken before Dolan
got the majority. The appointment
will be formally made by the board
Monday. Dolan will select four dep
uty sealers at $150 a month each.
Old Law Invoked to
Make City Fix Rates
To compel the mayor and board of
fupervisors to sit as a tribunal of
the state and decree a gas rate, appli
cation for an alternative writ of man
date has been made to the district
court of appeals by Arthur Beaver,
president of the Light and Power
council. The application, which was
made through Attorney Henry B.
Lister, was set for hearing October 27.
PRESENTATION NUNS TO
CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY
The fiftieth anniversary in the re
ligious profession of four Presenta
tion nuns. Sisters Mary Aloysius Ken
niff. Mary Vincent Kelleher, Mary
Paul Griffin and Mary Ignatius O'Sul
livan, will take place Saturday. They
were among the first pupils of the
order of the Presentation in Califor
nia in the early fifties. A reception
will be tendered them by the alumnae
and friends at the mother house, 281
Masonic avenue, next Sunday after
noon.
ST. JOHN'S PARISH BAZAAR
IS MEETING WITH SUCCESS
Success is attending the bazaar
which is being held under the
auspices of St. John's parish In the
church hall. Last night, Mrs. Barn
of St. Anthony's booth, entertained
with songs and dances. Saturday aft
ernoon Is being reserved for the en
tertainment of the children of tbe
Mission. A fine program is being
arranged for the occasion.
WOMAN BURNED TO DEATH
BY EXPLODING GASOLINE
Her skirt set on fire by an explod
ing gasoline stove, Mrs. Annie Daniel
son, a widow, of 106 Fourteenth
street, was fatally burned last night
and died this morning at the central
emergency hospital. Daniel Drake,
her brother, was severely burned In
attempting to smother the flames of
his sister's dress with a table cover.
BURLINGAME LODGE EVENT
Buriingame lodge No. 400, F. and A.
M., will celebrate its fifth anniversary
October 25 at the Masonic temple,
Buriingame. All peninsula lodges will
participate. The officers of the lodge
are:
(;eorge A. Be»be. worshipful master; Fred T.
Colby, senior warden; W. Staph* Jr.. Junior
warden; 1.. A. Cavalier, senior deacon; Luther
Hennlman. Junior deacon: I»r. A. J. Bolton,
senior steward; Roy Van Schalck. Junior stew
«rd - Frank Marshall, treasurer; William J.
Kldd. secretary; Alan nanscora, tyler.
PARISH BAZAAR CONTINUES
The St. John's parish bazaar will be
continued to Saturday evening. A
special program has been arranged
for Saturday afternoon for the en
tertainment- of the children of the
Mission, for which the bazaar is a
benefit.
EASTERN TENOR TO SING
Leon Rice, a New York tenor, will
give a gone recital this evening in
Grace Methodist Episcopal church.
Twenty-first street near Mission. For
several years he was tenor soloist
•I Trinity chapel In New York.
SOIL EXPERTS TELL
OF STATE'S WEALTH
AT BIG LAND SHOW
California's wealth will be diag
nosed today at the land show by stu
dents of the University of California
school of agriculture and from the
university farm at Davis. Special
lectures an<j demonstrations will be
given for the benefit of the students.
Prof. Thomas Hunt, dean of the col
lege of agriculture, being the chief
lecturer.
The educational value of the land
show is evidenced by the throngs at
tracted to the show at Eighth and
Market streets. It is assuming the
proportions of a carnival, especially
In the evenings, when special enter
tainment is provided. Music this
evening will be furnished by the
Swedish Singing society of San Fran
cisco, under the direction of Aetzel
Philstrom.
Special county days will be re
sumed tomorrow, which will be Santa
Cruz and Mounterey counties day.
Colorful Collection
Of Fragrant Bloom
At Big Flower Show
California's reputation for flowers
of surpassing beauty is being more
than sustained just now In the Nor
man hall of the Fairmont, where the
annual fall flower show has gathered
together a wonderful collection of
colorful, fragrant blossoms.
The arrangement of the foliage
plants and shrubs and the flowers
adds' much to the delight of the ex
hibits, and never before have more
effective results been attained.
Judgment of special features yes
terday was conducted by three soci
ety matrons, who consented to. act
and who awarded the first prize for a
decorated table to Julius Eppstein.
the California florist, for a Portola
table In red and gold, while a liberty
rose table won second place for Peli
cano, Rossi & Co.
For baskets of flowers - , Pelicano.
Rossi & Co. were given flrst place
The Judges were Mrs. Robert Hays
Smith, Mrs. Arthur Watson and Mrs.
Josiah Howell.
The Judges for baskets of orchids
and floral designs will be Mrs. Wyatt
Allen, Mrs. Walter C. Filer and Miss
Nina Jones of Santa Barbara.
WILL ENTERTAIN IRISH
VISITORS TO THE PORTOLA
Thousands of Irish people from all
parts of the state coming to San
Francisco to attend the Portola fes
tival will be guests of honor at the
thirteenth annual ball of the Original
Gaelic Dancing club In the Audito
rium on the night of October 23. A
chorus of 250, under the direction of
John "W. McKenzie, will conduct a
concert in connection with the ball.
Before the dance begins several Irish
vaudeville specialties will be staged,
and an exhibition of Gaelic step
dancing will follow.
FOR CAPABLE HELP
Use the want columns of The Call.
Efficient, trustworthy workers may be
reached promptly and at small cost.
DINING CHAIRS
SPECIAL DISCOUNT
FOR THIS WEEK ONLY
25% to 50%
OFF REGULAR PRICES, ON AN
EXTENSIVE ASSORTMENT OF
OAK, MAHOGANY AND WAL
NUT CHAIRS IN ODD LOTS.
W. & J. SLOANE
216-228 SUTTER STREET
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1913.
CHIEF IS AFTER
SLOUCHY POLICE
Says Cops Who Have Been
Fooling Away Time Must
Do Real Duty or Get Out
Chief of Police White announced
this morning that he was tired of
having members of the police force
fooling away their time, that they
would either have to do real police
duty or get out of the department,
and that merely because they had
been in the force longer than he had
was no sign they could run over him.
A lot of shaking up is promised by
the chief if certain conditions do not
Improve. The immediate cause of
White's displeasure was his discovery
yesterday of Patrolman John P. High
tower of the O'Farrell street station
walking along Dlvisadero street near
Eddy with his coat unbuttoned, his
hands in his pockets and with no
shine on his shoes.
Hightower now has a day Job. but
as punishment will have to serve on
the night watch for the io days fol
lowing the annual drill on October 23.
But this- is only the beginning, says
White. If one captAin who has been
wearing a faded uniform doesn't show
up for the annual drill in a new one.
declares the chief, there will be
trouble.
Then there is too much loafing on
the midnight watch, asserts Chief
White, too much hanging around
cigar stores and too much Idle con
versation. For patrolmen of this
type there will be an "awkward
squad," which will have to drill every
afternoon.
President Wilson to
Write Advertisements
Wilson, it was announced
at the meeting of the Advertising as
sociation, will write the first of a
series of newspaper advertisements to
be written by prominent men of the
United States. The announcement
was made by William Woodhead,
president of the National Advertising
association. The articles will show
the economical benefits derived by
the average household from adver
tisements.
The campaign was started to se
cure the 1915 convention of the Ad
vertising association for San Fran
cisco. The place to hold the conven
tion in 1915 will be decided at To
ronto in June, 1914. Chicago wants
the convention to meet there In 1915.
OPERA STARS
SCORE HIT
IN CARMEN
The opera going public is beginning
to realize that Nlni Belucci, the
Dante like maestro of the Western
Master
Jack
Pollexfru
with
Contra Costa
county
prize
products
at
California
Land
Show
Metropolitan opera company at the
Tivoli. la a much gifted artist. On
Tuesday night he had shown us how
to make the most of tiie Instrumental
color that Puccini wrote Into the
score of Tosca. Last night he gave
us a vividly tinted production of
"Carmen"—somewhat of the old
school as compared to "Tosca" and
"Madame Butterfly," but with Its fund
of perennial melorjy and characteris
tic Spanish rythms as fresh in our
memories as in the days of Collama
rlnl and Russo.
An echo of the late Grazl company
made its presence felt In the casting
of Andree Tarny snd George Mascal
as Carmen and Escamlllo.
Masoal, owing to his unusual phys
ical qualifications, succeeded In domi
nating the entire stage whenever he
happened to be Itn action. In the sec
ond act he pleased the audience
mightily with a spirited rendition of
the famous "Toreador." The audi
ence demanded an encore and got It.
REAL GVPSVLIKE CARMEN
Andree Tarny, the Carmen, was,
with her vivid coloring and bold
features, physically well adapted to
the gypsy role. Sfle* succeeded in
striking a responsive note in her
hearers with her flrst song, tho
"Habanera." Her voice Is a true
mezzo soprano with a rich quality
in the middle tones and rather thrill
ing In the upper registers.
She gave us an Insinuating, care
less, cigarette girl, swaggering along
always In the present, but never sug
gesting an Impending doom as did
Collammarlnl.
The night Introduced a new tenor,
Sehlavazzi. Possibly due to extreme
nervousness, his voice revealed an ex
cessive termolo that made question
able his intonation. His best work
was done in the finale of the third
act, and he demonstrated here the
valuable asset of being able to econo
mize his breath for a climax.
A telegram was received today stat
ing that Leoncavallo, the famous
composer of "I'Pagliaccl," leaves New
York this morning In time to "reach
San Francisco and conduct the flrst
performance of "I'Pagliaccl" next
Wednesday night.
"La Tosca" is announced for to
night again, with Carmen Melis In
the title role.
BALL IN DRUIDS' TEMPLE
On Saturday evening the new
Druids' temple. Page street near Mar
ket, will be opened with a ball given
under the auspices of Fidelity Grove,
No. 207. The hall has just been com
pleted at a cost of $160,000.
NEXT WEEK IS
Portola Week
Stores Will Be Crowded
BETTER GET YOUR
"Ritz-Carlton"
NOW
Aa exceedingly smart ahoe, akovrn
Ira all leather* and varied C»m
binnttona—Welt or turn aole.
at $5
BLOCK&LEVY
74 GEARY STREET
Oop. I. Mna-Bln *t Co. .
BASIN STILL
MENACED
BY FIRE
South Wind Will Doom 50,000
Acres of Timber in Pes
cadero Tract
SAN JOSE, Oct. 16.—That the 50,000
acres of timber in Pescadero basin
will be destroyed by the forest fire
should a south wind blow within 'the
next 24 hours was the information
sent to San Jose this morning by the
corps of fire fighters who are working
to head off the flames.
The names- have been checked tem
porarily by the Are trails, but only
rain will extinguish the blazing tim
bers and remove danger of a great
loss.
Two men were severely injured yes
terday. Patrick Murphy was badly
burned and taken to Saratoga for
treatment. Frank Stratton jumped
off a 25 foot cliff through a wall of
flame and was seriously Injured.
F<jur other men received burns
while fighting fire along the San Lo
renzo Valley road.
In the Santa Cruz mountains, near
Mount Hermon and Zayante creek,
200 men worked all day yesterday
and checked the blaze In some places.
Reinforcements are being sent to the
scene.
Will Demand $700,000
S. P. Depot in Third St.
The supervisors' public utilities
committee not only declines to with
draw any of the conditions in the pro
posed Southern Pacific franchise, but
has tentatively agreed to add another
to the list. This proposed condition
is to require the railway company to
spend at least $700,000 on the new
Townsend street depot Instead of al
lowing the construction of the build
ing now planned for less than a third
of that amount. The advice of the
state railroad commission on whether
the city can prescribe this condition
'.s to be asked. Members of the com
mittee insisted that San Francisco
should have a depot at least equal to
that of Los Angeles.
RELIEF SOCIETY BALL
FOR BENEFIT OF POOR
The Italian Relief society will give
a charity ball Saturday evening for
the benefit of the poor of the Italian
colony. A Venetian garden In which
refreshments will be served will be
an attractive feature. Members of
the Italian Opera company have been
Invited to attend, and Composer
Leoncavallo will be the guest of
honor.
ANNUAL CAMPFIRE TONIGHT
Seven Pines circle. Ladles of the
Grand Army of the Republic, will hold
its annual campftre. camp dinner and
dance tonight in Pythian hall, Her
mann and Valencia streets. Follow
ing ts the committee in charge: Miss
Frances Dougherty, Miss Lillian E.
R. Brown, Miss Violet Laurence and
Mrs. Harriet Finch.
ASSESSOR ADDRESSES CLUB
Assessor John Ginty addressed the
Exposition Valley Improvement club
last evening upon the subject of the
mode of assessing real property. The
club passed a resolution against di
verting the cars of the Union street
road from Union street to Columbus
avenue.
CHURCH FAIR PLANNED
Parishioners of St. Elizabeth
church. Rev. Thomas McNaboe pastor,
will hold a church fair October 29 to
November 3. Mr. and Mrs. Paul F.
Fratessa have charge of the arrange
ments.
ST. MARY'S BENEFIT BALL
Paullsts" auxiliary and Company M,
League of the Cross Cadets, will give
a whist party and dance Wednesday
night at Armory hall, 662 California
street, for the benefit of old St.
Mary's church.
O.K. EMBARCADERO CLEANUP
The state board of harbor com
missioners today approved new speci
fications for the cleaning of the Em
barcadero and directed the secretary
to call for bids for the work for the
ensuing two years.
Colds Cause Headache aad Grip
LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE tablets remove
■auae. There is only One "BROMO QUININE."'
t hu signature of E. W. GROVE on box. 25c.
Alice Nielsen
says of the
Steinway Piano
<I Alice Nielsen, who will sing at the Knights of Co
lumbus Hall on the evening of Friday, October 17th,
writes of the Steinway:
"To the concert artist the accompaniment means
much. The instrument accompanying the
singer must have power without harshness, del
icacy without weakness, clearness in harmonic
succession. All these attributes are pre-eminent
in the Steinway, which I consider the ideal
piano."
<j[ Hie Steinway is universally acknowledged as the
Standard by which all Pianos are judged.
CJ We sell Stemways on convenient payment terms.
Sherman, |May & Go.
STEINWAY AND WEBER PIANOS PIANOLA PLATER PIANOS
VICTOR TALKING MACHINES. SHEET MUSIC AND MUSICAL MERCHANDISE
Kearny and Sutter Streets, San Francisco
Fourteenth and Clay Streets, Oakland
MISS AVIA TIETJEN CHOSEN
PORTOLA PAGEANT QUEEN
Miss A via Tietjen, chosen queen of pageantry, who will ride at the head of the parades.
Beside her are two of her ladies in waiting, Miss Stella Christensen, at left, and Miss Victorine
Zettig, at right.
'WHAT IS WINE?'
INQUIRY ORDERED
The question "What Is wine?'' bids
fair to become as famous and as in
volved as "What Is whisky?" which
wa s started by Dr. Harvey W. Wiley
some years ago.
To discusß wine and what consti
tutes it, the department of agriculture
has called a meeting of wine growers
of the United States in Washington
November 4. This news was brought
this morning by M. F. Tarpey of
Fresno, who is accredited with having
saved the wine industry of California.
"We can make a pure wine in Cali
fornia," he said, "but that Is some
thing they can not do in the east, as
has been demonstrated. Back there
they take a few old last year's grape
skins, add sugar and water and call
lt a good vintage. Of course Cali
fornia could not compete with that
sort of brickyard wine. It is aston
ishing the amount of 'wine" made in
the United States which is not wine
at all."
Mr. Tarpey', who is to bo the guest
at a banquet given by the Home In
dustry league Tuesday night at the
Palace hotel, said this morning that
the wine industry of the state should
flourish from now on, as the outlook
had never been brighter.
The banquet is to be statewide In
scope. Invitations have been sent to
all the chambers of commerce
throughout California and it Is ex
pected that fully 600 persons will at
tend.
"I Love Tou. California," will be
sung during the banquet and will
strike the keynote of tho evening.
Miss Avia Tietjen of 131 Beulah
street has been chosen by the Por
tola committee as queen of pageantry
for the Portola festival, and her
maids of honor have been selected
also. Paul T. Carroll, chairman of
the parades committee, and Paul Ger
son, in charge of the pageantry, made
the selection.
The queen and her ladles in wait
ing will make their first appearance
Saturday at the Portola baseball game
between San Francisco and Oakland.
Next week they will ride at the head
of the Portola parade.
Among the maids of honor is a sis
ter of the pageantry queen. Miss
Rhoda Tietjen. The others are Miss
Stella Chrlstensen, 759 Fifty-fifth
street, Oakland; Miss Victorlne Zet
tig, 1242 Eighth avenue, and Mrs.
Marguerite Alden, 1431 Willard street.
Although Clarence Kolb will en
deavor to outclass Doc Frost as a
foul ball catcher "In Dutch," and will
(thus lend a comedy touch to the
Saturday game at Recreation park,
nothing but real ball will be played.
Beforehand, however, the park will
look like a three ringed circus. At
1 o'clock that afternoon an automo
bile parade, headed by a band, will
bear the players, Kolb, Doo Frost and
others to the baseball grounds.
Edward M. Greenway has returned
from the east especially to arrange
the final details of the semimtlitary
Portola ball at the Fairmont hotel on
the opening night of the festival.
Dreamland and Pavilion rinks will be
used for the masquerade ball to be
given on Saturday night, the last
night of the Portola.
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CHURCHMEN FIND
S. F. CLEAN CITY
iThat San Francisco Is morally clean
and there Is no bar to holding the big
1915 church convention here Is the
decision of Rev. Charles S. Mcfar-
I land and James A. Barr. Investigating
: committee, who yesterday Informed
!'Mayor Rolph they would so report to
I the committee 'arranging the inter
j rational convention. More than 200,
--000 churchmen will attend the gath
ering, which will 'pi the largest and
most oomprehe i church conven
tion ever held ,
Mayor Rolph winced Rev. Mr
Macfarland thai this city, in so far
as Its morals were concerned, had
been grossly slandered in the east.
ASSOCIATION WILL URGE
REMOVAL OF CEMETERIES
Delegates to represent the Dlvisa
dero Street Improvement association
before the public welfare committee
of the board of supervisors when the
question of cemetery removal comes
up on October 21 will be appointed on
October 20. The association favors
this removal. The question of trans
forming Hamilton square Into a chil
dren's playground will also come up
at the association's next meeting.
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